Well, I decided to start a little forum where people can sell full/partial bottles of things and for decanters to post links, etc. I always swore I wouldn’t have one of these, but… and it’s green! I can’t figure out how to make it another color. Wait, now it’s blue. I think I like the green better. I’ll put a link to that too over on the left.
Well, it was bound to happen, and we knew it was coming, but when it finally does, it’s just sorta sad. I had had my eBay store for close to two years, and I have loved all the people I met, it was truly a joyous experience for the most part, so closing it is sad, even though my other store is still open, will remain open, and will expand when three other decanters all put a bigger, better one together.
An assurance to all of you that ordered in the last week or so from any decanter on eBay, you’ll get a notice saying all sorts of scary things from eBay, but the decanter has your order and will be shipping it, that’s not a problem.
eBay starting ending random listings of decants this weekend, and then that activity picked up on Sunday. Their usual pattern is they will end things twice, then you may get suspended for seven days, and then they NARU you. Most of us elected to either close our ebay stores or end all listings. EBay, being the evil idiots they are started ending listings that had already been ended and suspended at least one or more sellers.
So…. the era of decant and sample sales on eBay is officially over. I’ve ended all of my listings except the empty sample vial sales I do, though I won’t have those up for a lot longer on eBay and will end those and close my store so I won’t have to ever pay eBay another dime. If you need decants/samples from me, I’ve had a webstore since last August (click the Fragrant Fripperies ad over there on the left, the one that has the pretty ballerina, who is my darling niece).
Updated in 2012 – Lisa Lawler and I are now offering perfume samples at Surrender to Chance
This has made things a little more complicated, but I think in the end, it will be much better. I hated eBay anyway, it was clunky and slow and inflexible, and it was time for a decanting service to move into the real world.
Love you guys. xoxoxoxoxox!